TOWN SQUARE | To offset the higher monthly payment that comes with a higher interest rate, some buyers are looking for homes in locations with lower property taxes and lower homeowner association dues.
Home builders, practicing architects and engineers know that labor and materials for the structural frame — walls, floors, roof — of a house represent a small fraction of the total cost of a completed home ready for occupancy.
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